Wood Elf basic Shirt

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Sometimes I spend months making a really fancy piece of costume, but sometimes its just time to top up on shirts. Like, you can never have enough shirts, right?

I made this for a friend, Imrath, whose character is a Tolkienesque wood elf (without the beard, of course).

Introducing Solufleece

For Years I did not use embroidery fleece or stich&tear, I either painted my designs directly onto the fabric or improvised using chinese paper. But ever since I discovered Solufleece, I have not done a single embroidery wihtout. I was always afraid to damage my embroidery while removing the backing, but Soluvlies will dissolve on contact with water… no tearing at all.

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Working with Solufleece is very satisfying. the pattern of the material helps with making everything look even, and you can paint on in with a thin marker, even tracing design from paper.

Then comes the best part: removing the Solufleece.

Solufleece is ugly, so after dissolving it and seeing the finished work for the first time, I have this WOW effect every time. I still have to remove the thread that held the fleece in place by hand, and Ill have to remove a few small bits that still stick to the fabric, using warm water. But its such a huge improvement to any workflow I used before.

Soluvlies DONE

Those to live for, Part 1

Those to live for

I wrote this story last autum, it may be the longest thing I have ever written. Its a strange feeling, reading it again months later and NOT wanting to toss it away.

Parvena Demir has been a Soldier all her live when war reaches her home.

One by one, nations have fallen to the empire’s greed for land and power. Only the tactical genius of Yeul Sarvirakan has a chance of stopping them now, but that is all the klans need to resist.

But Yeul is cracking beneath the surface, and few can see the truth.

Caras Neldorath

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Elven City, Gouache an paper. I’m still fuguring out Gouache as a medium, and I am still not used to those large formats.

Hanbok-style Surcoat

I am working on a civillian garb for Iseul-Sung, my Palace Servant character. Like the rest of the costume it is inspired by traditional Hanbok.

I’ve read somwhere that Hanbok is partially glued together istead of sewn, but of course it doesn’t say where its glued. Still, lots of textile glue hidden in this costume.

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Moritz Jendral took these Photos during the Epic Empires 2016. He is a fantastic Larp Photographer, go check out his work!